Tuesday, September 6, 2011

America Ferrera to Speak at Girl Scouts of Western New York’s Women of Distinction Awards

New York's Fairport-East Rochester Post reports that actress America Ferrera, one of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World" and star of ABC's "Ugly Betty" will be the guest speaker at Girl Scouts of Western New York’s Women of Distinction Awards presentation to honor nine women for their dedication to mentoring girls and young women.

Prior to delivering her speech, she will lead a Girls’ Forum to discuss the media’s impact on body image issues among girls and women.

In 2002, Ferrera starred in her first film, "Real Women Have Curves," and the Disney Channel's "Gotta Shake It Up!" In both motion pictures, her character is faced with the challenge of overcoming obstacles in order to pursue passions, which is something she says she has experienced in real life.

“We're not all a size 2 and we're not all a size 0,” she says. “For me, it's not about looking like a supermodel. It's about feeling good about who I am, naturally.”

Who would you like to see speak at a Girl Scouts event in your community?